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FOOD SUPPLIES FEEL GLOBAL WARMING’S HEAT

THE WORLD’S POOR EXPECTED TO BEAR THE BRUNT

farmers_mkt_02_o_large.jpgFrom meat, poultry and milk to potatoes, onions and leafy greens, everything consumed on the world’s dining tables is feeling the heat from climate change, scientists say.

Researchers are trying to establish the extent to which global warming will affect livestock, plant life and staple crops such as rice to bolster their resistance to disease and breed stronger varieties.

“In some ways, the time for doing things is already past,” said John McDermott, deputy director of research at the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute. “The changes are already happening.”

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Source: AFP / Raw Story

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